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Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Associate Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences.
Specializes in professional turfgrass management of golf courses, athletic fields, sod production and landscape turf.
Research program focuses on developing turfgrass nutrition programs, assessing the environmental fate of fertilizer applications to turfgrass, investigating irrigation practices, and management strategies to alleviate winterkill of turfgrass. Dr. Frank conducts turfgrass cultivar evaluations through the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program and also conducts fertilizer product evaluations in turfgrass.
May 14, 2014 | Golf courses recovering from winterkill continue to be a slow process due to cool spring weather.
May 14, 2014 | A prolific crop of tree seedlings are sprouting up in lawns across Michigan during spring 2014.
April 28, 2014 | Although spring has been very slow to arrive, models indicate many areas of Michigan are now in the optimum application window for preemergence herbicide applications.
April 17, 2014 | The winter of 2013-14 was certainly one of the most challenging any of us have ever experienced, and lawns emerged from winter with some bumps and bruises.
March 6, 2014 | Preliminary reports indicate that putting greens may have been damaged by ice sheets this winter.
February 14, 2014 | Different products can be used to facilitate melting ice sheets on putting greens.
January 29, 2014 | Ice sheets have formed on many golf courses this winter and have the potential to kill turfgrass.
November 8, 2013 | Changes to the Fertilizer Act in Michigan results in more choices of natural fertilizers that can be applied.
September 19, 2013 | Now is the best time for controlling broadleaf weeds such as ground ivy, dandelion and white clover.
September 19, 2013 | The window for fall turfgrass seeding in Michigan is quickly closing.